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Andre the Giant

André René Roussimoff (Bulgarian: Андрей Рене Русимов; Polish: Andrzej Renat Russimow) (19 May 1946 – 27 January 1993), best known as André the Giant, was a French professional wrestler and actor. He is well known as Fezzik in the classic movie The Princess Bride. His great size was a result of acromegaly, and led to him being dubbed "The Eighth Wonder of the World". In World Wrestling Entertainment (formerly the World Wrestling Federation/WWF), Roussimoff was a one-time WWF Champion and a one-time WWF World Tag Team Champion. In 1993, he was the first inductee into the WWF Hall of Fame. André René Roussimoff was born in France, of Bulgarian and Polish descent. André was Jewish. He was the third of five children. As a child, he was referred to by his parents as Dédé and very early on displayed symptoms of his acromegaly, reaching a height of 6'3" (190.5 cm) and weight of 240 pounds (110 kg) by age 12.

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Andre the Giant
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